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- Updated: August 6, 2014
The Minnesota Vikings didn’t trade up to the No. 32 pick in last year’s draft to have Teddy Bridgewater sit on the sidelines as a rookie. The team is giving the former Louisville Cardinal quarterback every opportunity to win the starting job, and he’s taking advantage of that.
Bridgewater is currently listed as the No. 2 quarterback on the team’s depth chart, but his play is quickly closing the gap between him and Matt Cassell.
Newly hired Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner said Bridgewater was playing at an “awfully high level,” and now he needs to show what he can do with the first team offense.
“We need to play Teddy with the first line. We need to mix a lot of players,” Turner said. “We want to see Teddy play. He needs to play to go through that first time going out.”
Cassell clearly isn’t Minnesota’s quarterback of the future, so throwing Bridgewater into the first early on to help smooth out some of those rookie mistakes might not be such a bad idea.